Lately my mind has been a bit crowded with two distinctly separate concerns...first for the pretty & frivolous - our new bedroom/office is almost ready to start decorating (yeah!!) and even though I'm putting it in the capable hands of Revelry I couldn't resist shedding a little light on the subject, so to speak...
left to right, top to bottom: my longtime obsession from a Kelly Wearstler room, love the simplicity of this table lamp at DWR, dramatic dark pendants at Jayson Home & Garden, and a parisian apartment, totally smitten with this globe pendant & peachy/gold table lamps (and the price!) at West Elm, and 2 versions of faceted loveliness
image of Stella M via Happenstance
Now that we have the lovelies out of the way let's talk about the other (much more) pressing issue on my mind...parenting...seriously these last few months have been a bit challenging - I'd like to place all the blame on the ever impossible 3's but to be perfectly honest I'm sure a lot it can be laid at the feet of my transition from stay-at-home mom who dabbles in work to work-at-home mom who dabbles in child rearing...and something has to give...thankfully Carina (who's awesome shop and parenting wisdom never cease to amaze me) had a great post this week about getting ahead of your kids and it has helped me see a little light at the end of the tunnel...it's amazing how simply going to bed with a clean house and a plan for the next day can take a bit of the grump out of the morning...Gwynnie also has a great interview on Goop with Mary Hartzell (co-author of Parenting from the Inside Out - which just shot to the top of my reading list) that was pretty enlightening...and for full crazy mom controversy if you haven't read about Amy Chua head over to the WSJ (although her response really tempered my WHAT!! reaction)...okay, now that I have that off my chest I'm off to pry Miss L away from the boob tube and enjoy a lovely day together...
any advice, my wise friends?